Golden Pencilfish Nannostomus beckfordi
A non-tetra shoal for your community!
Bright and peaceful, these shoaling fish from the Amazon basin would make a great alternative (or addition!) to tetras in your community aquarium. These pencil fish sport a dark lateral stripe against a golden background, with deep red highlights that will brighten with maturity. They prefer slightly acidic water and dim lighting, and would thrive in an establishd planted aquarium with peaceful tankmates.